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    Date: Apr 21, 2024
    Posted By: Paige Davis

Country music star Luke Bryan took a tumble while on stage in Vancouver on Saturday night, and he and fans laughed it off.

The singer and American Idol judge was in town for the Coast City Country Festival at B.C. Place, a stop on his “Mind of a Country Boy Tour.”

Videos on social media show the fall unfold—Bryan is seen walking across the stage, when his feet suddenly go up from under him and he lands flat on his back.

It appears he slipped on a fan’s phone, as he holds it up and jokes “my lawyer will be calling” before throwing it to someone in the crowd.

Bryan then asks if anyone caught the bail on camera. An audience member passes their phone to him, and he replays the video for the crowd.

“I need some viral,” he says. “This is viral!”

Coast City Country wrapped up on Saturday, when Bryan headlined the main stage following Nickelback on Friday.


    Date: Nov 02, 2023
    Posted By: Paige Davis

Swifties, mark your calendars.

Taylor Swift has added dates to the Canadian leg of her blockbuster Eras Tour – scheduling three shows in Vancouver.

The pop star will be playing BC Place on Dec. 6, 7, and 8, 2024.

“We couldn’t be more excited to be a part of bringing Taylor Swift, The Eras Tour, to Vancouver, giving fans the experience of a lifetime,” said Terrie Tweddle, spokesperson for Rogers Communications Inc., which is presenting the tour.

For those who want the chance to score tickets , registration for an online sale opened Thursday at 8 a.m. and runs through Saturday at 5 p.m.

On Wednesday, Nov. 8, registered fans will get an email telling them if theyve been added to a list of people who get first dibs at tickets or placed on a waitlist. The actual sale will start the following day, open only to those whose access has been confirmed.

The only other Canadian city Swift is set to visit is Toronto, where she will play six shows in November of next year. 

Those shows were added earlier this year after an outcry over the fact that no Canadian dates had been scheduled. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was among those who posted to social media asking the star to reconsider. 

B.C. Premier David Eby, who made a plea of his own in an Instagram story last month, weighed in shortly after Swifts announcement.

Welcome to Vancouver, we’ve been waiting for you! he wrote in Twitter.

I’m convinced it was my invitation that convinced Taylor Swift to come to BC. Not the sold-out venues worldwide, not that her biggest & best fans are in our province, not that she already planned to… Nope, can’t be any of those!

The provinces tourism minister, Lana Popham, issued her own invite back in July, and reacted to Thursdays news on social media – first by tweeting a series of exclamation marks, later following it up with, This is big!

BC Place has a capacity of 54,500, meaning the all-but-inevitably sold-out shows would bring upwards of 150,000 fans to the downtown core over three days. On average, Eras Tour fans are spending U.S. $1,300 – equivalent to more than $1,700 in Canada – on tickets, merchandise, alcohol, food, parking and hotels.

And if Swifts previous stop in the Pacific Northwest is anything to go by, the impact could be literally seismic. Over the summer, a show in Seattle generated activity equivalent to a 2.3 magnitude earthquake.


    Date: Aug 03, 2023
    Posted By: Paige Davis

Taylor Swift is finally booking an Eras Tour stop in Toronto and making amends with a six-show stint in the city.

The “Anti-Hero” singer-songwriter announced on Thursday that she will be spending almost two weeks in Toronto in the fall of 2024.

Her first string of concerts is booked at the Rogers Centre — a venue with a capacity of more than 50,000 — on Nov. 14, 15, and 16, followed by another stint on Nov 21, 22, and 23.

“Turns out it’s NOT the end of an era,” Swift teased on Twitter while announcing the second leg of her tour coming to Miami, New Orleans, Indianapolis and Toronto.

The mega pop star said tickets aren’t on sale yet, but they will be on Wednesday. In the meantime, verified fan registration for Toronto shows is now open.

American musician Gracie Abrams, who Swift has called one of her favourite friends while performing together in Ohio, will be joining her on stage in Toronto.

In June, Canadian fans were left in the lurch when Swift announced 40 new dates for her Eras Tour, including Mexico, Europe, Asia and Australia – skipping Canada entirely.

It seems Swift is eager to smooth over the rough patch with Canadians – the only other cities that got six shows were Los Angeles and Singapore.

The original omission pushed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to tweet at Swift with paraphrased lyrics from her own songs, posting, Its me, hi. I know places in Canada would love to have you. So, dont make it another cruel summer. We hope to see you soon.


Destinations Toronto Executive Vice President Andrew Weir said Swift’s shows will have an “enormous” impact on the city’s tourism and hospitality industries when they need it most.

“Thats a critical time for our industry, just as the time when a lot of business travel starts to subside, leisure travel for the holidays hasnt really picked up yet,” Weir told CP24.

As the only city in the country with shows booked, Weir said he expects the geographic radius of Swifties inundating Toronto will be significant, and in turn, reflect a substantial monetary value.

On average, Era Tour fans are spending U.S. $1,300 – equivalent to more than $1,700 in Canada – on tickets, merchandise, alcohol, food, parking and hotels, Canadian music correspondent Eric Alper told CP24.

“You tabulate that, she could be raking in anywhere between $75 million and $100 million just based on these six dates alone,” Alper said.

He notes that several days linger between Swift’s Toronto shows, which could leave room for more dates to be announced, or even a quick visit to stages in another major city, like Montreal or Vancouver.


The first leg of the Eras Tour launched in March with the final date booked in Brazil at the end of November 2023.After a few months to rest her vocal cords, Swift will be back on stage in Tokyo in February 2024.

The three-hour concert takes fans through the eras of the Grammy-winner’s 17-year career, spanning from “Love Story” in her earliest era to her most recent “Anti-Hero.” 

With the first stretch of the tour nearly in the rear-view, Swift wrote, “really blows my mind that we have one last city on the US leg,” on Instagram this week before heading to Santa Clara.

More than halfway through the eight-month stretch, and the hype for her tour has only roared louder, with her Seattle concert generating seismic activity equivalent to a 2.3 magnitude earthquake just last week.

While Canadian Swifties are rejoicing about the new tour dates, securing tickets could be a battle in itself. When tickets for the first leg of her Eras Tour were released, Swift broke Ticketmaster with insufficient supply to meet the extraordinary fan demand. 


    Date: Jun 12, 2023
    Posted By: Paige Davis

Jana Kramer is going to be a mom again.

The actress and country singer revealed she and fiancé Allan Russell are expecting their first child. Kramer is already mom to Jolie, 7 and Jace, 4, with ex-husband Mike Caussin. Russell has a 16-year-old son in the U.K., where hes from.

I didnt think it would ever happen again if Im being honest. Ive been through a lot, so this has just been a really beautiful thing, Kramer told People. Im letting it all sink in. Its everything Ive wanted and more. Allan was so sweet. He wrote me this little sticky note saying, You deserve the happy ending.

Kramer said she found out she was pregnant in March during a trip to Los Angeles for the iHeartRadio Music Awards. A metallic taste in her mouth, the same taste she got when she was pregnant with Jolie and Jace, tipped her off, and she went to the store and got a pregnancy test. When she found out she was pregnant, she started crying.

Ive had miscarriages, so I didnt even know if it was possible, she said. Im like, yes, itd be beautiful for us to create something because I love this man. It would be the silver lining with everything that happened, but Id always get kind of down about it because I didnt know if I was capable of carrying a pregnancy again. I was like, well, Im going to be 40 in December, so I was like, we have one month to try. Literally one month.

Kramer said she told her other two children she was pregnant in May.

Every time Allan and I kissed, Jolies like, Youre getting married and having a baby! I want a baby brother, baby sister. I told her we were pregnant and she was so happy.

Kramer is now out of her first trimester. She and Russell recently revealed they are engaged – another moment in which they involved her kids.

Ive had a few things that I have not been talking about because, you know, just want to do it when Im ready, and so Ive got an announcement today, she said in May on her Whine Down with Jana Kramer podcast.

Kramer said she and Russell were just concluding a small pool party when he suggested the couple and her kids go for a walk to the new house theyre having built.

It was a really beautiful night, and me and the kids were all sitting … on the front porch, and just looking out at the view, said Kramer, who is mom to Jolie, 7, and son Jace, 4, with ex-husband Mike Caussin. And (Allan) said my name, and I got up or whatever, and then he got down on one knee, and Jolie just started jumping up and down. It was the cutest thing ever; its like she knew what was happening.

The singer said they both started crying, and the fact that he proposed on the front porch of their new house made it even more special, given the theme of new beginnings.

It was perfect, she said. We were actually supposed to be in Jamaica, but something happened with the resort, so we ended up staying here, but honestly, thats exactly what I would have wanted, was at the house. I dont need the roses and the whole glam setup.

Kramer previously said she and Russell met on a dating app. She said she had even talked to her ex-husband about possibly marrying Russell.

I know hes my person; I trust him, she said. Theres no anxiousness attached to that. (Mike) already knew that (Allan) is my partner whether we get married or engaged or whatever.


    Date: Apr 18, 2023
    Posted By: Paige Davis

Russell Dickerson and his wife Kailey Dickerson are seeing blue – again!

The country couple, already parents to 2½-year-old son Remington, revealed on social media that theyre expecting a second son.

God gave me a…. BOY! Kailey wrote. So grateful we get to tell you Remington is going to be a big brother this fall!! 🎉🎉

Kailey employed Remington to share the news with his dad. In the first of two video clips on social media, the mother held up a positive pregnancy test and said, Oh my gosh. Then she asked the toddler to hold the tests and suggested they take those to the singer.

Russell, who was working outside, was surprised by the special delivery.

No way! he exclaimed before breaking into a huge smile.

The second clip shows the couples gender reveal. While the babys sex was supposed to be a secret from the parents, someone added the gender to the subject line of an email, and Russell saw it. He executed a special surprise for his wife, complete with blue balloons, streamers and their son in a blue wig.  

Members of the country music community wasted no time sharing their congratulations. 


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